Published on February 4th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Bernhard chair to barstool

Materials: Bernhard dining chair  

Description: Well, I recently created this for my home- a piece for the space off the Kitchen needed a BarStool- and since IKEA’s “As-Is”/Returns area just happened to have this white Bernhard Dining chair for sale for $59.00 US (normally 139.00 US) I thought- what the heck- besides getting a piece of White Leather alone would cost more that that-
and then the cost to pay an Upholsterer??!!

So- this is what I created- a 30″ tall barstool- with a Stainless Steel welded base-
brought to a magnificent “Mirror Finish” Polish by a local metal polisher I work with.
(Henry ROCKS!!)

Also- I recently added a IKEA Hacker section to my flickr site!

~ Randall Kramer, Kramer Design Studio

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to Bernhard chair to barstool

  1. Francois says:

    Beautifully done. That is the most stylish, comfortable ‘barstool’ I’ve ever seen. You may have given IKEA an idea.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Randall, you don’t to still have the legs for the Bernhard do you? I just picked up the seat at the as-is section today at Ikea…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do you think this could be done with a snille chair? I need to get it to be a counter stool — 24-26″ high. Either on its standard base or on the swivel.

  4. Anonymous says:

    He WELDED it himself……………..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love this – but where to get the base for chair?

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